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Im sure you all know I just got the 6 and im a bit new here. I took a look at my headlights today because my lows dont work.(gotta roll around with my highs on at night) I also went out and bought some Sylvania silverstars thinking it might be the bulbs since the fuses are fine and wasted $45 to find out they dont work either and its the wiring. There are like 2 extra fuses connected to the fusebox with wires connecting that to something else. I think it was the previous owner who decided to do all this retarded sh*t. Im really not the electrical guy so I really dont know where to begin.

Another thing is that my radio dosnt work, well the radio works but there is no sound coming from my speakers. I asked the dude at Circuit City and he said its most likely going to be either a bad fuse(he mentioned 3) or the car was wired up t have a system and they must have cut some of the wires. So where are all the audio fuses at? The one under my hood was fine BTW. I think there used to be a system b/c there are like all these wires by the center console(like behind the radio/AC/etc.) and sommething that says "converter" also with audio looking like wires running out of it.

Sorry for such a long post, but I would appreciate any advice on what I should do, or where's the best place to take it to get both issues checked out.
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Im sure you all know I just got the 6 and im a bit new here. I took a look at my headlights today because my lows dont work.(gotta roll around with my highs on at night) I also went out and bought some Sylvania silverstars thinking it might be the bulbs since the fuses are fine and wasted $45 to find out they dont work either and its the wiring. There are like 2 extra fuses connected to the fusebox with wires connecting that to something else. I think it was the previous owner who decided to do all this retarded sh*t. Im really not the electrical guy so I really dont know where to begin.

Another thing is that my radio dosnt work, well the radio works but there is no sound coming from my speakers. I asked the dude at Circuit City and he said its most likely going to be either a bad fuse(he mentioned 3) or the car was wired up t have a system and they must have cut some of the wires. So where are all the audio fuses at? The one under my hood was fine BTW. I think there used to be a system b/c there are like all these wires by the center console(like behind the radio/AC/etc.) and sommething that says "converter" also with audio looking like wires running out of it.

Sorry for such a long post, but I would appreciate any advice on what I should do, or where's the best place to take it to get both issues checked out.[/b]
sounds like the previous owner was an electrical hack, and now you're paying the price for it. without electrical diagrams of the car's wiring you're pretty much playing a guessing game as to what does what. can you see any places where the car's original wiring was cut, spliced into, or tapped off to something else? is it possible to undo the added-on wiring and put things back the way they were originally? All of the wires in your factory harnesses are color-coded so that MIGHT help.

if you're really not all that confident about messing with your wiring you might try to find someone who is better at it and see if you can enlist their help. above all, you really need wiring diagrams of the car before you can troubleshoot and trace someone else's butchering of your electrical system.

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Well some of the wires under the hood I think I can take out and get everything back together, but the audio stuff is wierd
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Sounds like you should've test driven it before you bought it.

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Well yeah, I would have test driven the car if were to buy it. I got it from my uncle who's a car dealer. And for the deal I got on it, I probably would've gotten it even with a blown motor.
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I will, Im, just stuck here trying to get some good pictures of the wiring so you all can see and maybe see something.
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Do you have a multimeter or test light? That'll help in diagnosing the problems. Can you follow the wires coming from the extra fuses? Does/did it have the Bose system in it? Are there speakers actually in the car?

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